All you'll need for this exercise is pen and paper. After you've acquired these materials, please take a moment to find or create Sacred Space; a cozy, quiet spot where you can relax and enter into a place of non judgement and self acceptance. Take a few deep, belly breaths and begin to grow soft in your mind and body. Feel your shoulders melt into the frame of your body. Take all the time you need. Begin to feel at home within yourself.
What is the number one fear, worry, concern or heart wound you are currently dealing with that you would like to finally resolve, release and heal? Write it down. Take all the time you need.
Now, I’d like you to imagine yourself as a much older woman; your Crone self. You are infinitely kind and compassionate (although wise as a serpent) with the ears and eyes of a hawk and the heart of a dove. You fully trust your instincts and intuition because you’ve seen, felt and been through so much. Empathy is your strong point and listening with the ears of the heart, your greatest skill and gift. People regularly seek your counsel because they know they will be well advised…. And after receiving your guidance, they walk away feeling light hearted, spiritually renewed and refreshed.
Again, meditate on the main issue you listed above…the one you'd like to resolve, release and heal. I’d like you to now listen to the counseling that your older, wiser self, (your "Inner Crone"), would provide. Would advice, kind words or pearls of wisdom would she let pour forth with the greatest of ease? What EXACTLY would she say to you and how would it make you feel? Write down your “Inner Crone’s” response immediately, without analyzing or critiquing.
Now that you’ve completed this exercise, what actionable steps do you feel inspired to take?
How do you feel?
Grow toward the light,
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want."
If you had any insights that you'd like to share from doing this exercise, please feel free to leave a comment below.